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    Factors driving development of intelligent seating systems
    For many years automotive seats were designed to perform the mundane task of seating vehicle occupants. However, modern seats are doing more than that. Seating suppliers are equipping seats with electronics to perform varies tasks, ranging from remembering seating profile of the driver to helping to...
    Mobileye maps 28,000 miles of roads in Barcelona to enhance safety
    As a part of its Autonomous Ready initiative to enhance the safety of streets, Mobileye collects data from 28,000 miles of Barcelona’s streets, the company said in a press release on 3 December. 400 vehicles were equipped with Mobileye 8 Connect retrofit advanced driving assistance system (ADAS). ...
    Lightweighting and electrification drive demand for adhesives and sealants
    The speed at which automakers have had to bring changes to their cars over the last decade has been unprecedented. Not only have the vehicles and the technologies used in them changed, but the materials used to build a vehicle and the process of manufacturing them have also undergone tremendous...
    Ultra wideband-based solutions offer added security
    As the automotive industry moves swiftly towards connectivity and self-driving vehicles, security becomes a challenge. Hackers can remotely gain unwarranted access to vehicles by hacking the key fob and replicating the signal to unlock and start the car. Hence it is crucial for the industry to quick...
    Daimler, Bosch start pilot testing of self-driving taxies in US
    Daimler and Bosch have started testing their self-driving taxies in the US state of California, Automotive News Europe reported on 2 December, citing sources familiar with the matter. The two German companies have deployed a fleet of 30 automated Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedans equipped with a range of...
    Forecasting the implications of Euro 7 on powertrain technologies
    Introduction Governments around the world are beginning a substantial push towards a clean, zero-emissions society. While there are unquestionably challenges and obstacles to overcome in making this happen, the automotive industry is already showing its commitment to playing its part. Global t...
    Digital instrument clusters to see robust growth
    Instrument clusters could be either analog, digital or hybrid, a combination of both. Analog instrument clusters, which are the oldest form of instrument clusters, feature a plastic housing that contains mechanical gauges and indicator lights driven by a stepper motor. It is usually without an ...
    Vodafone Italia demonstrates 5G use cases for automotive applications
    Vodafone Italia has showcased four new 5G projects in the automotive sector along with assisted driving solutions on the 5G network, a company press release showed. Vodafone demonstrated the development of adaptive cruise control systems and information sharing on the road ecosystem around the ve...
    Automotive lidar’s halftime walk
    Lidar, which stands for light detection and ranging, is one of the most widely debated topics when it comes to autonomous driving. Do autonomous vehicles really need lidar for object detection or can such vehicles handle this key task without this expensive sensor, by relying on more affordable came...
    Prospects of laser light technology in vehicles
    Presently, laser lights are mainly used for high-beam applications in conjunction with some other lighting technologies, usually LEDs, to cater for low-beam operation. The technology is quite expensive, so the segment is currently quite niche; laser technology can only be seen in premium vehicles an...
    The requirement for multi-speed EV transmission
    Porsche Taycan is set to become the first mass market electric vehicle (EV) to come equipped with a 2-speed transmission. However, it may not remain the only one for a long time, as the advantages of a multi-speed transmission become more apparent to customers. So far, the multi-speed transmission t...
    Sumitomo Rubber develops ‘Tire Leap AI Analysis’ for development of long-lasting tire
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd (SRI) has developed a new technology that makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the properties of rubber, according to a company press release on 26 November. The technology called ‘Tyre Leap AI Analysis’ can also detect rubber’s structural changes...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Outlook for semiconductor applications in powertrains and e-drivetrains
    While a raft of macro-economic factors, including the Sino-US ‘trade war’ and a slump in the Chinese automotive market, have led to a fall in vehicle production over the past two years, hybrid (HEV) and electric vehicle (EV) production grew in double-digits in 2018, and the momentum is...
    Blue World Technologies partners with Chinese EV start-up AIWAYS to develop methanol fuel cell vehicles
    Blue World Technologies partners with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up AIWAYS to develop a methanol fuel cell vehicle, Blue World Technologies announced in a press release earlier this month. AIWAYS will launch the methanol fuel cell hybrid version of its U5 sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the ...
    HERE joins the 5G Automotive Association
    Mapping and location services provider, HERE Technologies has joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), the company said on November 21. “Joining the 5GAA signifies our commitment to emerging technologies that will improve mobility around the world. 5G will usher in the future of the automot...
    TCS, Qualcomm develop innovation hub to explore possibilities of 5G in various industries including automotive
    Tata Consultancy Services has announced the launch of an innovation hub in India in partnership with Qualcomm, the company said in a press release on 20 November. The new hub, located in Hyderabad, will be used to build domain-specific solutions in artificial intelligence (Al), internet of things (l...
    Nikola announces details of new battery cell technology
    Nikola Motor has developed a new battery with an energy density of 1,100 watt-hours per kg on the material level and 500 watt-hours per kg on the production cell level, the company announced in a press release on 19 November. Nikola claimed that this battery technology could increase the range of cu...
    Navya launches autonomous shuttle services in French city Lyon
    Navya has launched two autonomous vehicles in Lyon, France, to support the technological development of the public transport network of the French city’s metropolitan area, the company said in a press release on 18 November. The autonomous shuttles will become an integral part of the Lyon’s publ...
    Fraunhofer IWS to develop thin-film electrodes for EV batteries
    The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, along with researchers from TU Dresden and Leibniz, have  started development of innovative battery electrodes comprising ultrathin silicon or lithium layers, Fraunhofer IWS announced in a  press release on 11 November. Th...
    5GAA showcases ready-to-deploy C-V2X use cases in Turin
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has showcased some ready-to-deploy cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) use cases In Turin, Italy, the group announced via a press release dated 14 November. 5GAA members including Audi, Continental, Ericsson, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Harman Samsung,...
    BMW supports harmonization of industry standards for digital vehicle access
    BMW has announced an update to its Digital Key technology with greater interoperability, the automaker said in a press release on 12 November. The second generation of an NFC-based digital key ecosystem has been announced for late 2019. A key feature of the new version is the use of a security ch...
    Importance of over-the-air (OTA) software updates
    With the increasing adoption of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and growing levels of autonomy, automakers are incorporating various softwares for controlling telematics control units (TCUs), and for electronic control units (ECU’s). As the automotive industry is transitioning from ...
    Steel in the age of automotive electrification
    Change has been the name of the game in the automotive industry for the last couple of years, and the most prominent has been the advent of electric vehicles (EV). The change in powertrain technology is also expected to bring about a change in how the vehicles are manufactured. The build of EVs is e...
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Intelligent braking: Trends and drivers
    Vehicle systems today are increasingly attempting to reduce driver dependence in the event of a crash, apart from day-to-day driving. Braking systems are also being looked at from a critical eye in this respect, in order to further the safety cause in an imminent autonomous future. No longer looking...
    Local Motors expands testing of Olli autonomous shuttle in US state Maryland
    Local Motors has agreed to expand testing of its Olli autonomous shuttle in National Harbor, Maryland, United States, the company said in a press release on 22 October. The company has received a permit from the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to expand its self-driving testing. The expa...
    Integrated approach to thermal management in BEVs and full HEVs
    The alternative propulsion sector finally seems to be gathering some steam after being on the fringes of the market for several decades. According to IHS Markit forecasts the demand for EVs which include BEVs, full HEVs and FCEVs (fuel cell electric vehicles) is expected to grow by around 24% (compo...
    Chinese members of 5GAA showcase C-V2X-supported connected driving technology in Shanghai
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has said that its Chinese members will conduct a live interoperability showcase of the latest cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) enabled connected driving technology, according to a press release filed on 22 October.  The event will take place in Shangha...
    Opel’s Corsa, Corsa-e, Astra and Insignia models feature IntelliLux LED matrix light
    Opel’s Corsa, Corsa-e, Astra and Insignia models feature IntelliLux LED matrix light, the automaker said in a press release on 22 October. The IntelliLux LED matrix light is more precise and more powerful and makes driving in darkness safer and more comfortable, according to the automaker. The tec...
    Local Motors tests Olli driverless shuttle at GoMentum station in US state California
    Local Motors has teamed up with AAA Northern California and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to test its electric autonomous shuttle Olli at GoMentum Station in Contra Costa County, GoMentum said in a press release last week. The pilot test is scheduled to run for a year before Local...
    Driveless shuttle transports visitors at CEATEC 2019
    Last week, a driverless shuttle transported visitors on public roads near the Makuhari Messe convention center during the CEATEX 2019 digital trade show in Chiba, Japan, according to a report by Japan Times. The driverless shuttle, developed by French start-up Navya, picked up the visitors at a rota...
    Chassis evolution and outlook
    It is a common belief that the chassis of a vehicle has had limited evolution, when compared to other sectors of the car, such as powertrain or electronics. However, in the last decade, the chassis has seen several advancements, not just in terms of its structure, but also the way the chassis is con...
    Indian state West Bengal plans to offer subsidy to covert diesel taxis to electric
    The West Bengal state government has planned to phase out diesel taxis and replace them with electric cabs or e-cabs in a bid to phase out vehicles emitting noxious smoke, according to a report last month by ET Auto, citing a senior official. The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) in c...
    Baidu receives license to test self-driving vehicles with passengers in Chinese city Cangzhou
    Baidu has received a road test license to test self-driving cars with passengers by the government of Cangzhou city in Hebei province of northern China, according to a report by China Daily on 12 October. The company’s intelligent connected vehicles (ICV) got a total of 30 car plates for road test...
    Team of researcher shows EV prototype with dynamic charging system in Japan
    A team of researchers have showcased an advanced electric vehicle (EV) prototype with a dynamic charging system in Japan, The Japan Times reported on 10 October. The motors in the vehicle are powered by electricity transmitted from road coils through magnetism, allowing the motors to be wireles...
    Waymo brings self-driving vehicles to Los Angles to build HD-maps
    Waymo has deployed its three self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid mini-vans in Los Angles to build 3D, HD maps of the city roads, TechCrunch reported on 7 October. The self-driving vehicles will be initially driven by Waymo employees and map downtown Los Angeles and a section of Wilshire Boule...
    Local Motors deploys Olli electric autonomous shuttles in US city Peachtree Corners
    Local Motors has deployed its two Olli electric autonomous shuttles at the Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, United States, the company has said. The company’s shuttles are ferrying local residents and workers throughout Curiosity Lab’s 1.5 miles autonomous vehicle test track along Te...
    Arm joins forces with automakers, suppliers, and others to establish ‘Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium’
    UK-based Arm Holdings has joined forces with major automakers, tier-1 suppliers, and computing companies to establish ‘Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC)’, a new consortium to accelerate the deployment of safer and affordable autonomous vehicles, the company said in a press release o...
    DRIVEN project demonstrates driverless cars in London
    DRIVEN, an autonomous driving project backed by the UK government, demonstrated the capabilities of self-driving vehicle fleet in challenging and complex urban environments in London. The week-long demonstration was held around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stamford. The project is powered by Oxbo...
    Impact of increasing sensor fitment on the in-vehicle network
    ADAS for Autonomous Driving is the major force for the automotive in-vehicle networking sensor market; especially for image and radar sensors. These devices are being integrated into several interior and exterior components of the vehicle, including radar into bumpers and grills, and image sensors i...
    Investment trends in autonomous vehicle development
    IHS Markit forecasts autonomous vehicles sales to reach more than 33 million units by 2040. The huge growth potential is driving many companies, including automakers and tier-1 suppliers, to commit huge investments in autonomous vehicle technology development and testing. Most of these companies pla...
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    Vehicle-to-pedestrian communication – a key enabler to vehicle autonomy
    As research and development (R&D) around vehicle autonomy continues worldwide, another set of complementary technology—vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication—is quickly gathering momentum. While locally installed hardware, such as radar, lidar, camera and ultrasonic sensors, enables a veh...
    Rear-, four-wheel steering technology in steer-by-wire systems
    Rear- or four-wheel steering has become synonymous with luxury. There are several factors contributing to the growth in demand for rear-steering systems, and perhaps the biggest factors are the need for improved comfort and handling higher safety solutions in a vehicle. As the automotive industry pr...
    Baidu launches robo-taxi ride-hailing service in Chinese city Changsha
    Baidu has launched a self-driving ride-hailing service called Apollo Robotaxi in Changsha in Hunan province, China, the company said in a press release on 26 September. The company started the service with the first batch of 45 self-driving Hongqi electric vehicles (EVs), jointly developed with...
    Application of biobased materials in vehicles
    Carmakers are already adopting parts made from different plant fibers, but new research on biobased materials suggest they will be able to incorporate such materials in a much larger scale in the future. Biobased materials will be increasingly used in future vehicles because of the environmental and...
    Waymo robotaxis transport 6,300 passengers in first month of operations in US state California
    Waymo transported 6,299 passengers in its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans which the Alphabet Group-owned company is operating in California, United States, as part of a robotaxi pilot program, TechCrunch reported on 17 September citing a quarterly filing by Waymo with the California P...
    Size of car-sharing fleet has grown significantly in recent years, says Vulog
    The size of the individual car-sharing fleet has increased significantly in recent years amid growing popularity of shared mobility services, according to Vulog which specialises in mobility platform. According to the French start-up, the average size fleet size for a car-sharing scheme was 325 cars...
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    IAA 2019: Velodyne demonstrates integration of Velarray lidar sensors in high-end vehicles
    At the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, Velodyne is displaying the integration of its Velarray lidar sensors into a premium electric vehicle, the US-based lidar supplier said in a press release on 14 September. The company’s Velarray lidar sensors are placed behind the vehicle’s windshield for fl...
    Veoneer to support Thatcham Research in developing guidelines for autonomous vehicles in UK
    Veoneer has announced its support for an initiative by Thatcham Research to develop the world’s first guidelines for safe introduction of autonomous driving systems, the Swedish supplier said in a press release on 11 September. The guidelines by the UK-based motor insurers’ automotive research c...
    Additive manufacturing progressing from rapid prototyping to series production
    The automotive industry is gradually adopting additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, in its design and manufacturing strategies. The technology offers potential benefits such as innovative designs, lighter and safer products, shorter lead times, and lower cost. However, there are st...
    Stanford University-led research team develops new coating for lithium metal batteries
    A Stanford University-led research team, including researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, has developed a new coating for lithium-metal batteries, the university announced on 26 August. The coating stops the formation of dendrites in the battery, making them safer and longer las...
    Audi to showcase new digital OLED technology at ISAL 2019
    Audi will showcase its next generation of organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting technology at the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL 2019) in Germany next month, the company said on 29 August. The automaker will present the next development stage – digital OLED t...
    Echion Technologies develops fast charging EV battery technology
    Echion Technologies has developed a fast charging electric vehicle (EV) battery technology which can be charged in about 6 minutes, news website Cambridge Independent reported on 21 August, citing Dr Jean de la Verpilliere, the founder of Echion Technologies. The company has replaced the graphite us...
    MIT develops data-driven safety envelope for EV batteries
    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), along with  a colleague from Tsinghua University, have developed a safety envelope for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles (EV), news website Green Car Congress reported on 26 August, citing the journal Joule, where the stud...
    IAA 2019: Continental, EasyMile to offer IAA visitors test drive in robo-taxi
    Continental, in collaboration with EasyMile, will offer visitors during the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, a chance to take a test drive in its robo-taxi, the company said in a press release. The robo-taxi, supplied by the France-based driverless shuttle, will feature autonomous driving technologie...
    Vehicle dynamics: From motorsports to customized driving
    The concept of vehicle dynamics has not only shaped the way a car drives on a fundamental level, but also has indirectly made consumers aware and more willing to spend for comfort and handling when choosing a car. Premium OEMs have been the champions of developing cars with more improved vehicle dyn...
    TeraWatt Technology develops new high-energy-density solid-state battery prototype
    TeraWatt Technology has developed a new high-energy-density solid-state battery prototype called ‘TERA3.0’, news website Green Car Congress reported on 22 August. According to the release, the 4.5 Ah prototype solid-state battery design achieved a record-breaking energy density of 432 Wh/kg...
    Expanding HD map coverage will be critical for large-scale deployment of self-driving vehicles
    Autonomous vehicles will need very accurate, machine-readable, multilayer mapping information, down to the centimeter level of accuracy, for their precise localization and forward path planning. Initially, automakers and mobility service providers will be able to deploy autonomous vehicles in geofen...
    Evolving Seating Experience
    The automotive industry is in a period of evolution, where previously simple components are being enhanced by technology to deliver new functionality. Such is the case with the modern vehicle cockpit; where designers continue to pursue new means of exciting and delighting consumers. No component, no...
    V2X regulatory review
    Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication technology—a key enabler of an intelligent transportation system (ITS) —allows cars to communicate with their surroundings and makes driving safer and more efficient. V2X helps to optimize traffic flow, reduce traffic congestion, and lessen the environme...
    ChargePlace Scotland’s EV charging network grows to over 1,000 points
    ChargePlace Scotland’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network has grown to more than 1,000 publicly available charging points in the Scotland, Transport Scotland announced in a press release on 15 August. These include close to 200 50kW rapid chargers. According to the release, the average distanc...
    EV charging stations overtake number of fuel stations in UK
    In a press release dated 15 August, Nissan informed that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations have overtaken the number of conventional fuel stations operational in the United Kingdom. The automaker cited data from Energy Institute and Zap-Map. Currently, there are 9,300 EV charging stations inst...
    KIT develops new production process for lithium-ion battery electrode
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed a new coating process for producing electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, the institute announced in a press release on 30 July. KIT said that with the new coating process, researchers have produced electrodes for lithium-ion batteries at record ...
    Monetizing Connected Car
    Introduction A big buzz word in the automotive industry now is ‘connected car’—a vehicle which can optimize its operation and maintenance as well as the convenience and comfort of passengers using onboard sensors and Internet connectivity. General Motors (GM) introduced the concept of conne...
    Sunroof solutions in automotive
    The automobile roof has been generally treated as another closure component protecting the occupants from environmental and NVH conditions. There has also been an element of safety combined with the design of passenger cells and connection of the pillars. However, over time the roof has become an in...
    Perrone Robotics begins autonomous shuttle service pilot in US state Virginia
    Perrone Robotics launched an autonomous shuttle service pilot called AVNU (Autonomous Vehicle, Neighborhood Use) in Crozet, Virginia, United States, earlier this month, the company said in a press release. The company is using a Polaris GEM battery electric vehicle, equipped with its TONY (To N...
    EV ripple effect: How electrification and change in propulsion technologies can impact vehicle interiors
    One of the simplest ways to define the ongoing automotive shift could be—“the automotive world is going electric”. There are no two ways about it, and almost every OEM who has a desire to successfully sell vehicles from here on, has some plan in place to either electrify their existing product...
    Technology and market dynamics of engine cooling fans & motors sector
    The internal combustion engine (ICE), irrespective of the fuel type, does not sit very high on the efficiency scale.  In most engines, up to 65% of the heat energy produced can be written off as losses—the lion's share lost mainly to the cooling circuit and via exhaust gases. The ICE must be ...
    Volkswagen’s strategic shift: Go hard on software
    Volkswagen (VW) AG has announced that by 2025 it intends to group more than 5,000 experts in competence areas, such as software development, electrical and electronics development, connectivity, automated driving, user experience (UX), cloud architecture, and e-commerce, together in an agile Car.Sof...
    China 6 emission legislation
    To address air pollution problems in China, the country’s regulatory bodies are working toward swiftly adopting more stringent protocols to reduce harmful automotive emissions and fuel consumption. In December 2016, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment put forward the final version of i...
    Android Auto - Making car's smarter since 2015
    Introduction Google announced Android Auto at Google I/O in June 2014 with the aim to making driving safer by minimizing distractions. Nearly a year after it was announced, Android Auto was launched on its first production vehicle, the Hyundai Sonata. It takes the best of Android smartphones...
    Norway's all-electric car sales up 87% y/y, to 7,428 units, in June
    Sales of all-electric zero-emission car in Norway grew 87% year on year (y/y), to 7,428 units, in June, according to OFV, which cited data from the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. One of the new passenger cars with zero emissions that were registered in May was a hydrogen fuel-cell car; the r...
    Safety of the Intended Functionality: Functional Safety for Autonomous Vehicles
    Introduction Strong concerns about the operational safety of highly automated and autonomous vehicles have prompted the requirement for the next generation of autonomous functional safety standards for achieving safety compliance targets. The technological development curve supporting highly auto...
    Waymo partners with US city Chandler for autonomous ride-hailing program
    Waymo has partnered with the city of Chandler in Arizona, United States, for an autonomous ride-hailing program for select city employees. The program, which started in June 2019 and will continue for at least one year, will evaluate whether the use of autonomous vehicles could cut the city’s cost...
    Transdev deploys EasyMile EZ10 driverless shuttles in Canadian city Montreal
    On 21 June, Transdev launched an autonomous vehicle (AV) public shuttle service on open roads in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the French transportation company said in a press release. The company is using two EasyMile EZ10 driverless shuttles for the pilot program. These AV shuttles are operating betw...
    WeRide gets permit to test intelligent connected vehicles in Chinese city Guangzhou
    WeRide has received a permit to test intelligent connected vehicles (ICVs) on public roads in Guangzhou, in Guangdong Province, China, the company said in a press release. The Chinese self-driving startup has secured 20 provisional license plates issued by the public security bureau of Guangzhou for...
    5GAA provides update on C-V2X technology deployment in China at MWC Shanghai 2019
    On Thursday (27 June), the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) provided an update on technology deployment of cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications in China in an event during MWC Shanghai 2019, the association said in a press release. The event was attended by representatives ranging f...
    Electric Mobility - material choices affecting affordability
    The e-mobility disruption in the automotive industry has reached more than the critical global mass and is now gunning to replace conventional ICE propulsion technologies from pole positions in markets across the world. It is not the breakthrough kid in business now and hence needs to address the re...
    London announces plan for major expansion of EV charging network
    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out plans for a major expansion of the city’s electric vehicle (EV) charging network, according to a press release on 17 June on the official website of Greater London Authority. The plan includes installing the next generation of ultra-rapid charging point...
    Lexus, Telstra to conduct C-V2X trial in Australia
    Lexus is conducting a connected vehicle trial on public roads in Victoria, Australia, the premium car brand of Toyota said in a press release on 24 June. The trial involves two units of Lexus RX450 F Sport SUVs, equipped with cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology. The test vehicles are c...
    2019 TU-Automotive Detroit
    TU-Automotive Detroit is one of the most influential automotive technology events globally and a platform where some of the most innovative minds in vehicle connectivity, mobility and autonomy converge each year. The event is well known for its expert panel discussions and also provides a great oppo...
    New innovations in door solutions
    Responsible for a number of vital interior functions, including occupant protection, curbing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels, and functioning as a casing for door elements, the door trim panel of today has gone through a substantial evolution over the years. As an intrinsic component of...
    Advantages of twin-scroll turbocharger
    Turbocharged engines of the past have perennially suffered from ‘lag’, a delay in response to a driver input request for increased performance by way of an accelerator pedal depression. This occurs as a result of the time taken for the turbocharger to ‘spool up’ (exhaust gas impeller to incr...
    Hyundai Mobis launches open innovation center ‘M. Cube’ in China to invest in auto tech start-ups
    Hyundai Mobis has launched an open innovation center called ‘M. Cube’ in Shenzhen, China, according to a company press release on 7 June. Through its new open innovation center, Hyundai Mobis aims to discover and invest in global start-ups that have new, future-car technologies, the company said...
    New exterior design language
    Every vehicle has a unique identification in terms of design, performance, and features. From a design perspective, it includes interior and exterior lighting systems—the most recognizable elements on a new model. Premium vehicles, such as those of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, have simple brand d...
    Automotive Functional Safety
    Introduction - Functional safety The growing demand for comfortable driving experience, along with a higher degree of safety and efficiency, has resulted in increased complexities and functionalities of ECU-based vehicle design. The technological advancement in automotive electronics has resulted...
    EDITORIAL: Palladium demand to remain strong over next few years due to new emission norms, shift toward petrol vehicles
    The demand for palladium is expected to remain strong in the near-term due to introduction of tougher vehicle emission norms and a marked shift in consumer preference from diesel to petrol (gasoline) engines―the auto industry consumes more than half of all palladium supply globally. Palladium is a...
    Aptiv, Lyft complete 50,000 autonomous rides in Las Vegas
    Aptiv, in partnership with Lyft, has offered more than 50,000 autonomous rides to the public in its self-driving fleet in Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) in over a year, Karl Iagnemma, president of Aptiv Autonomous Mobility said in a blog on 31 May. These rides have provided Aptiv with valuable fe...
    Suspension technology in an autonomous world
    According to IHS Markit, nearly USD100 billion has been spent over the last four years on core development and M&A activities in the autonomous vehicle sector. This creates a significant potential opportunity for component system manufacturers in the long term. However, while automotive stakehol...
    Viva Technology (VivaTech) 2019—An overview
    IHS Markit’s analytical spotlight this month is on the fourth edition of the VivaTech show held in Paris, France (16–18 May). Similar to the CES in Las Vegas and MWC in Barcelona, the Viva Technology show is a go-to event for technology innovation, with a strong focus on services and industry di...
    Increasing role of 3D printing in interiors
    Technology penetration into the automotive domain has not only impacted the overall design language and component functionality; it also has a far-reaching impact on the overall component development phase. How we perceive production methodologies coming from an age-old coachbuilding to assembly lin...
    EDITORIAL: Driver monitoring system fitment to rise in next few years amid growing focus on safety and autonomous driving
    With vehicles becoming more connected and automated, a driver monitoring system (DMS) has become a must-have technology to monitor a driver’s attention and prevent distracted driving. While greater connectivity features such as navigation and hands-free calling have enhanced drivers’ in-vehicle ...
    Automatic emergency braking fitment on the rise in US, NHTSA study finds
    More new vehicles in the United States come equipped with the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system, according to data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) on 13 March. According to reports submitted by&n...
    More than 11.2 million light vehicles to feature V2X communication globally in 2024, forecasts IHS Markit
    The number of light vehicles equipped with some form of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system will reach more than 11.2 million in the next five years compared with just under 15,000 units expected this year, according to a forecast by IHS Markit, revealed on 16 May. This will represent a...
    Automotive Image Sensors – A Review of Current Trends
    Sensors have played a pivotal role in the automotive industry, as knowing the state of various systems within the vehicle is ever more important. Sensors are also increasingly being used to gather information about a vehicle’s surroundings and are being integrated more and more into several i...
    ADAS & Electric Vehicles accelerate demand of automotive electronic control units
    Our Analysis Electronic control units (ECUs) are playing an increasingly critical role in the automotive industry, driving the development of safer, smarter, cleaner and better-connected cars. As a result, global automotive ECU revenue is expected to soar to $211 billion in 2030, rising at a comp...
    Indian Automotive Industry – Lightweighting Scenario
    Lightweighting has been repeatedly touted as one of the most-favored OEM strategies to meet the stricter deadlines and demands of the future business, especially considering the increased regulations over emissions, fuel efficiency and safety standards. Globally, lightweighting has been progressivel...
    LG Uplus, Hanyang University test 5G-connected autonomous vehicle in South Korea
    LG Uplus and Hanyang University have jointly tested 5G-connected autonomous vehicles in Seoul (South Korea), ZDNet reported. The test vehicle, dubbed the A1, drove through roads with heavy traffic in Seoul and covered a distance of 8 kilometers in 25 minutes. During the trial, the vehicle successful...
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